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    Re: NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges

    I don't believe any of these Senators have any good reason flying anywhere overseas for "business". All members of Congress should represent their respective states in D.C. and nowhere else. The states have governors to represent the states interests in international affairs and the Fed has the Dept. of State.

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    Re: NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Nobody said otherwise. However, my OP was about Bob Menendez, not corruption in politics. Perhaps you'd like to start a thread about that subject so you can show the long list of criminal Republican legislators.
    Just exposing the patronising tone of your op.
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    Re: NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges

    hell has officially frozen over

    reich wingers coming out of the woodwork to express dismay that a democratic senator was charged with corruption

    'the enemy of my enemy' thing seems to be at work

    the OP whines 'off subject' when someone dares advance that many politicians are corrupt within her thread about a corrupt politician being indicted

    could this be a white house jab at the supreme court for insisting in citizens united that "such contributions to outside groups not directly controlled by candidates presented no risk of corruption or the appearance of corruption"

    this case will test that assertion; one which underpins the citizens united decision

    The Robert Menendez Corruption Charges Undermine the Supreme Court
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    Re: NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    hell has officially frozen over

    reich wingers coming out of the woodwork to express dismay that a democratic senator was charged with corruption

    'the enemy of my enemy' thing seems to be at work

    the OP whines 'off subject' when someone dares advance that many politicians are corrupt within her thread about a corrupt politician being indicted

    could this be a white house jab at the supreme court for insisting in citizens united that "such contributions to outside groups not directly controlled by candidates presented no risk of corruption or the appearance of corruption"

    this case will test that assertion; one which underpins the citizens united decision

    The Robert Menendez Corruption Charges Undermine the Supreme Court



    Who are you talking about? lol
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    Re: NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Silly little liberal boy.

    WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Bob Menendez has been charged with using his office to improperly benefit a Florida eye doctor and political donor.

    A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted the New Jersey Democrat on charges including conspiracy to commit bribery and wire fraud.

    Prosecutors had been investigating whether Menendez improperly advocated for the business interests of Dr. Salomon Melgen, including by intervening on the doctor's behalf in a medical billing dispute.

    Menendez has acknowledged that he flew on Melgen's private plane to the Dominican Republic and failed at first to properly pay for the trips. He later made reimbursements.

    Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has previously said he's done nothing wrong and that he and Melgen have been close friends for a long time.


    NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges
    Pretty much the entirety of Congress could be brought up on corruption charges. Plus, is there anything not corrupt about NJ?
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    Re: NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Silly little liberal boy.

    WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Bob Menendez has been charged with using his office to improperly benefit a Florida eye doctor and political donor.

    A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted the New Jersey Democrat on charges including conspiracy to commit bribery and wire fraud.

    Prosecutors had been investigating whether Menendez improperly advocated for the business interests of Dr. Salomon Melgen, including by intervening on the doctor's behalf in a medical billing dispute.

    Menendez has acknowledged that he flew on Melgen's private plane to the Dominican Republic and failed at first to properly pay for the trips. He later made reimbursements.

    Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has previously said he's done nothing wrong and that he and Melgen have been close friends for a long time.


    NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges
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    Re: NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    hell has officially frozen over

    reich wingers coming out of the woodwork to express dismay that a democratic senator was charged with corruption

    'the enemy of my enemy' thing seems to be at work

    the OP whines 'off subject' when someone dares advance that many politicians are corrupt within her thread about a corrupt politician being indicted

    could this be a white house jab at the supreme court for insisting in citizens united that "such contributions to outside groups not directly controlled by candidates presented no risk of corruption or the appearance of corruption"

    this case will test that assertion; one which underpins the citizens united decision

    The Robert Menendez Corruption Charges Undermine the Supreme Court
    The OP didn't "whine". The thread is about Menendez. I welcome you to start a new thread in one of the political sections about the corrupt Republicans. I don't play the "let's not talk about the subject, let's deflect to cover for the guy because I'm partisan" game.

    But your diatribe was fascinating.
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    Re: NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Pretty much the entirety of Congress could be brought up on corruption charges. Plus, is there anything not corrupt about NJ?
    I agree. Does that mean we should give him a pass though?

    NJ isn't completely corrupt. Just some of the politicians who came from NJ through the years. My old Congressman, Rodney Frelinghuysen, is probably the only truly honest politician I ever met in my life. He's been the Congressional rep from where I grew up in NJ since the 1960s.
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    Re: NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Haven't you been saying all along that DEMs march goose-step behind Dear Leader ?
    I'd say that Dems. are expected to march in lockstep with the President, not that they do. Those that don't, end up getting the crappy end of the stick....
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